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Volkswagen recalls over 200,000 cars for faulty fuel pumps

Kentucky owners of certain Volkswagen CC and Passat sedans can expect recall notices. Citing a fuel pump problem that can stall the vehicles, Volkswagen Group has chosen to issue a recall of CC sedans with 2009 to 2016 model years and Passat sedans with 2006 to 2010 model years. The manufacturer reports that the defective part has not caused any injuries in the United States, but the issue could halt fuel flow to engines and present a danger to drivers and passengers.

Disclosures from the company to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration explain that the computers operating the fuel pumps could lose power and stop engines. The computer glitch could also cause the fuel pumps to keep moving fuel even when the car is turned off. The vehicles equipped with the fuel pumps all have four-cylinder engines. The automaker oversaw a similar recall last year in China after Chinese authorities investigated the fuel pump issue.

The company will send out letters to vehicle owners to warn them about the problem. A second notice will go out after the company obtains replacement computers. When the new parts are available, dealerships will install new computers and adjust the fuel pumps to reduce their exposure to heat and vibration.

Responsible companies attempt to correct defective products as soon as possible before accidents or injuries occur. However, people who have been injured in a traffic accident caused by a defective auto part might want to meet with an attorney to see if there is a viable products liability claim against the manufacturer or distributor.

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